Why Poverty?

Why Poverty?

A series of films which ask what it means to live in poverty in the 21st Century

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Global broadcasters in partnership ask 'Why Poverty?' - Nick Fraser explains the origins of Why Poverty? and how the BBC is involved.

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BBC Radio 4: Poor Reporting

BBC Radio 4: Poor Reporting
Nick Fraser asks what it takes to get people in the rich world engaged in the issue of global poverty.

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BBC World Service: The World Debate

BBC World Service: The World Debate
Zeinab Badawi chairs a Why Poverty? debate in Johannesburg, exploring the causes of and cures for the enduring problem of severe poverty.

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BBC Radio 3: The Essay

BBC Radio 3: The Essay
A five-part series on Radio 3 focusing on the subject of poverty. In the third part, writer Bernard Hare reflects on his life growing up poor and witnessing poverty in the UK.

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Viewpoint: Poverty is a state of mind by Bernard Hare

BBC One: Inside Out

BBC One: Inside Out

Inside Out East Midlands visits one of the most deprived estates in Leicestershire. Once rife with drug dealing and crime, the community has now pulled together to help those in need.

 

Coping with poverty - watch a clip